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    Obama Billboard

    A billboard on the Western Slope that uses caricatures to depict President Obama as a terrorist, gangster, Mexican bandit and gay has drawn bipartisan scorn from political officials.

    Billboard Has Obama As Terrorist, Gangster, Gay - cbs4denver.com

    Would people have complained had it been Bush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m42 View Post
    A billboard on the Western Slope that uses caricatures to depict President Obama as a terrorist, gangster, Mexican bandit and gay has drawn bipartisan scorn from political officials.

    Billboard Has Obama As Terrorist, Gangster, Gay - cbs4denver.com

    Would people have complained had it been Bush?
    In the 1976 election, the left attacked President Regean in the same manner.

    People like to drink the kool-aid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    In the 1976 election, the left attacked President Regean in the same manner.

    People like to drink the kool-aid.

    But as much after he was elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Check out this attack site against Rand Paul - Aqua Buddha Home

    The left are haters!
    I wonder how much she's being paid.
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    I think it's certainly their right to freedom of speech, but left wondering who wins by this type of ad? It says "Vote DemocRAT. Join the game". If I were a Democrat it honestly wouldn't make me want to run out and vote Republican. If I were a Republican, it wouldn't make me self-satisfied or happy to think "Ha. Ha. We just called the Democrats rats, how clever!" So, I'm just wondering who paid for this.
    As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca View Post
    I think it's certainly their right to freedom of speech, but left wondering who wins by this type of ad? It says "Vote DemocRAT. Join the game". If I were a Democrat it honestly wouldn't make me want to run out and vote Republican. If I were a Republican, it wouldn't make me self-satisfied or happy to think "Ha. Ha. We just called the Democrats rats, how clever!" So, I'm just wondering who paid for this.
    The artist refuses to divulge the client. He did add that he'd hoped to create a Republican version of this. Campaign mud-slinging is definitely an American tradition dating back to our Founding Fathers:

    Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."

    In return, Adams' men called Vice President Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."


    Founding Fathers' dirty campaign - CNN.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by m42 View Post
    The artist refuses to divulge the client. He did add that he'd hoped to create a Republican version of this. Campaign mud-slinging is definitely an American tradition dating back to our Founding Fathers:

    Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."

    In return, Adams' men called Vice President Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Founding Fathers' dirty campaign - CNN.com
    Above: That's funny. Way back when, Jefferson and Adams acting much the same as our politicians do today, unfortunately.

    I found this on Wiki about the election of 1796:

    Democratic-Republicans campaigned heavily for Jefferson, and Federalists campaigned heavily for Adams. The debate was an acrimonious one, with Federalists tying the Democratic-Republicans to the violence of the French Revolution and the Democratic-Republicans accusing the Federalists of favoring monarchism and aristocracy. In foreign policy, the Democratic-Republicans denounced the Federalists over Jay's Treaty, perceived as too favorable to Britain, while the French ambassador embarrassed the Democratic-Republicans by publicly backing them and attacking the Federalists right before the election. Source: Wiki
    Certain accusations, if they're specific, if they have proof, it makes absolute sense to bring up in an election. I want them to do that. But, if it's just general meaningless mud-slinging and name calling, that has little to do with the actual issues, it gets old after awhile, and I don't think it makes the name caller look very good, at least in my opinion anyway.
    As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca
    Certain accusations, if they're specific, if they have proof, it makes absolute sense to bring up in an election. I want them to do that. But, if it's just general meaningless mud-slinging and name calling, that has little to do with the actual issues, it gets old after awhile, and I don't think it makes the name caller look very good, at least in my opinion anyway.
    Unfortunately, mudslinging has been proven to be an effective tactic, and these people know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m42 View Post
    Unfortunately, mudslinging has been proven to be an effective tactic, and these people know it.
    On political debates of any substance, where actual issues are being discussed, I'll tend to find more I can agree on with the Republican side. However, with the bickering and mindless mud-slinging, it feels as though they are simply trying to manipulate votes with emotion (just stir people up), and that's insulting to me. It's like they believe we are just the mindless masses. I don't know, maybe we are? But, it honestly makes me not want to vote for anyone at all (Republican or Democrat).
    As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
    -- Marian Anderson

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